Knight Theater

2020 Tosco Music Parties

February 22, 2020 
April 11, 2020
June 20, 2020 - Tosco Music Beatles Tribute
as part of FABFEST - June 19-21, 2020

Come experience a sense of community through live music! 

Each Tosco Music Party is unique. Tosco Music Parties showcase an eclectic mix of music styles and engage the audience with singalongs throughout the evening. Three times each year (winter, spring, and autumn), Tosco Music Parties feature performances of one or two songs by a variety of approximately 15 scheduled acts (professional and amateur). 

Every June, Tosco Music hosts a Beatles Tribute in the same format – only all Beatles songs for every performance and singalong! 

In 2019, Beatles Tribute expanded into a full weekend of events drawing fans of the Fab Four from across the region to Charlotte - we'll do it again June 19-21, 2020 when we'll also celebrate our 100th Tosco Music Party at Tosco Music Beatles Tribute during FabFest - Charlotte's Beatles Festival! See for details.

Tickets for the Tosco Music Holiday Party on December 7, 2019 and 2020 Tosco Music Parties go on sale to to members in October and to the public in November.

If you're not among our current Tosco Music Members, please help us continue to build community through music in Charlotte - join or renew today


  • The music parties are an indie-music institution in Charlotte, so popular they often fill a 1,200-seat hall, with a roster of performers that has included everyone from American Idol contestants to The Avett Brothers.

  • What started 20 years ago as a jam session in John Tosco’s living room has bloomed into one of the region’s most unique regional events – and a coveted gig for unsigned artists.

  • A Tosco Music Party is a theatre in the round of sorts for acoustic musicians. It's a medium that breaks down artificial barriers between entertainers and audience.

  • Maybe you’ve never heard the new folk trio out of Chapel Hill or the dulcimer player from Appalachia. Maybe you’ll marvel over a double-necked guitar solo or a 13-year-old classical pianist. Whatever you’re seeking, this incredible, quarterly variety show will make you grateful to have John Tosco curating your musical adventure.

  • Think of Tosco Music Party as the musical equivalent of walking into Ben & Jerry's and saying: 'I'd like a spoonful of everything, please.'

  • Lisa Rab

    Charlotte Magazine 2013

  • Wall Street Journal


  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC

  • Charlotte Magazine 2014 BOB Awards

    Best Place To Discover New Music

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC